The Foggy Lake Desktop

Sometimes customised widgets are the way to go, sometimes minimal is the best approach — right now we’ve definitely seen a trend in the minimal direction. Flickr user Imminient Fate submitted this good-looking minimal desktop. Here’s how you can set it up too.


The Highway HUD Desktop

Reader Amitabh loves his highway desktops, and even though he recently shared the Road to Redemption desktop with us, we love this Linux desktop too — the position of the stats looks like a real HUD, one that’s easily ignored when it’s time to work.


The Hype Desktop

Reader Yezra submitted this desktop to our Desktop Showcase, pointing out that he’s a big fan of simple, clean desktops, and finally built one that fit the bill. Yours doesn’t have to look quite the same, but if you like the gist, here’s what you’ll need to make your own.


The Steam Slate Desktop

After seeing our last featured desktop, Panda Nguyen shared this awesome design with us. It may look like Steam is built-in, but it’s not — it just fits very well. Here’s how he set it all up.


The Fiery Sunset Desktop

We’ve featured desktops from Flickr user xhuxhaxhu here before — this one stood out to us with its bright orange and dark black, open space, and just a few useful on-screen widgets to keep her informed. Here’s how she set it up.


The Simple Text Desktop

We’ve highlighted some of Okubax‘s desktops before. This time around, some tools in the centre and around the outside and a solid wallpaper make for a simple but elegant desktop. Here’s how he set it all up.


The Minimal Venetian Desktop

Reader Jody‘s desktop gets kind of messy as the workday goes on, but it’s always a clean slate at the beginning of the day. This is a view of Jody’s desktop at the top of the day — clean, open and inspiring, but hiding serious power. Here’s how it’s all set up.


The Road To Redemption Desktop

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalised experience. Here’s how he set it up.


The OS LinuX Desktop

Reader Oliver wanted to make his Linux Mint desktop look as much like a Mac as possible so others would find it easy to use. Given some of our previous Linux featured desktops, we know it wasn’t tough, but the end-result still looks great. Here’s how it’s all set up.


The Lonely Rock Desktop

Reader FewCents created this beautiful desktop. It’s easy on the eyes when nothing’s going on, and has plenty of room to work, with its widgets off to the sides. Here’s what you’ll need to set it up.